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Nebraska: Buying Seed for 2018 – Which Bt Traits Do You Really Need?

Nebraska: Buying Seed for 2018 – Which Bt Traits Do You Really Need?

👤From University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension 🕔Oct 17, 2017

When it comes to buying corn seed, one way to save money is to ensure you are not investing in GMO insect protection traits you do not need for your particular farm or field. Traited corn has been genetically modified

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Texas Plains: Heavy Insect Pressure in Late-Planted Grains; High Bollworm Numbers in Cotton

Texas Plains: Heavy Insect Pressure in Late-Planted Grains; High Bollworm Numbers in Cotton

👤By Blayne Reed, Texas AgriLife Extension Agent for Hale, Swisher, and Floyd Counties 🕔Sep 8, 2017

General Status I would love to say the pest pressure is winding down as we slip toward fall. The problem is, the pest pressure isn’t really winding down at all but fall gets closer daily. Our late planted grain crops,

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Indiana: Western Bean Cutworm – Resistance Confirmed

Indiana: Western Bean Cutworm – Resistance Confirmed

👤By Christian Krupke and John Obermeyer, Purdue University Extension Specialists 🕔Sep 8, 2017

Although we have written about the topic in the past, it’s worth re-focusing on the Western bean cutworm (WBC) story for 2 reasons: ear damage is still evident and some larvae are still present and a recent publication in the

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Indiana: Bt Crop Resistance is Expected – Steps to Limit Your Risk – Video

Indiana: Bt Crop Resistance is Expected – Steps to Limit Your Risk – Video

👤By Christian Krupke, Purdue University Entomologist 🕔Sep 8, 2017

Recent reports of resistance to Bt crops in the western corn rootworm, western bean cutworm and other pests have raised fears of “superbugs” that cannot be killed using our established arsenal of Bt hybrids and traits. In fact, resistance is

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Texas Plains: Bollworms a Problem in Cotton, Sorghum; Diseases Flourish in Corn

Texas Plains: Bollworms a Problem in Cotton, Sorghum; Diseases Flourish in Corn

👤By Blayne Reed, Texas AgriLife Extension Agent for Hale, Swisher, and Floyd Counties 🕔Aug 31, 2017

General Status All apologies for this newsletter being late to those who faithfully look to this newsletter for regular pest status updates. In the mud and muck, not to mention school starting way too early for our labor needs, it

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Texas Plains: Next Few Weeks Critical for Crop Yields

Texas Plains: Next Few Weeks Critical for Crop Yields

👤By Blayne Reed, Texas AgriLife Extension Agent for Hale, Swisher, and Floyd Counties 🕔Aug 8, 2017

General Status Welcome back to crop crunch time. Planting, early season weed control, early irrigations, fertilizing, everything that our area producers have accomplished up until now has only been the preliminaries. Without the preliminaries going somewhat well, we could not

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Indiana Corn: I.D. Worms in Silks and Ears

Indiana Corn: I.D. Worms in Silks and Ears

👤By John Obermeyer and Christian Krupke, Purdue University Entomologists 🕔Jul 31, 2017

This year’s Western Bean Cutworm (WBC) flight in northern Indiana counties has been quite impressive. Though it is not over, by looking at the moth captures the past couple weeks we are past peak flight. Most eggs have been laid

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Pennsylvania Corn: Be on Lookout for Western Bean Cutworm

Pennsylvania Corn: Be on Lookout for Western Bean Cutworm

👤From Pennsylvania State University 🕔Jul 26, 2017

For about six years straight, Penn State Extension and the Department of Entomology trapped for western bean cutworm to try to understand the population dynamics of this species, which we first found in Pennsylvania in 2009. We discontinued this effort

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Indiana Corn: Western Bean Cutworm Flight Continues, Scout High Risk Areas Now

Indiana Corn: Western Bean Cutworm Flight Continues, Scout High Risk Areas Now

👤By Christian Krupke, Purdue University Entomologist 🕔Jul 21, 2017

Western bean cutworm flight still impressive. Scouting for eggs should continue for fields not yet treated. Most Bt hybrids will not give control, scouting + insecticide treatment is only option. If possible wait until 90-95% tassel emergence before insecticide treatment.

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Nebraska: Western Bean Cutworm – Scouting and Treatment

Nebraska: Western Bean Cutworm – Scouting and Treatment

👤By Julie Peterson, Robert Wright, Wayne Ohnesorg, Jeff Bradshaw, and Katharine Swoboda Bhattarai, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Entomologists 🕔Jul 19, 2017

The first western bean cutworm moths were captured in University of Nebraska-Lincoln black light traps June 12 at Concord, June 20 at Clay Center, June 28 at North Platte, and June 29 at Scottsbluff. Flights have been particularly heavy in

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